Working with Shelston IP

If you’re looking for interesting and challenging work which is often at the forefront of new ideas, then think about a career with Shelston IP.


Every single person at Shelston IP is integral to our provision of the highest standards of client service. Our expert practitioners are highly respected in their fields and provide training and mentoring for our staff.

With our expertise and experience, we attract local and international clients from start-ups to established household brands.

What do we look for in our staff members?

At Shelston IP we look for staff members who are focussed on delivering high quality client service.

We also value these qualities:

  • Time management, organisation and efficiency
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Ability to take responsibility for your work and to see a job through
  • A common sense solution-oriented approach with a “can do” attitude
  • For our Attorneys and Lawyers, the ability to express technical concepts clearly and concisely
  • For our Attorneys and Lawyers, the ability to provide advice within a commercial context.

What’s it like to work at Shelston IP?

We maintain a friendly, honest and respectful team-based culture where our staff feel valued and make a real contribution to the firm. We foster open communication, cross-team work and continued skill development.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to the values of equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination..

We’re in the business of ideas, so welcome new ideas and suggestions for improvements in everything we do.

Rewards and Recognition

We value the contribution of every person at Shelston IP and we recognise and reward excellence.

We have staff members who have been with the firm for many years and we celebrate their loyalty. One staff member recently celebrated her 40th anniversary with the firm!

We provide opportunities for our teams and, at times, the whole firm, to gather informally to spend time with one another. We have a well-used main kitchen and lunch room where we also hold our end of month drinks.

Flexible working arrangements

We recognise that a life outside work, whether or not this involves family responsibilities, is important to the health and welfare of our workforce.

We have a flexible approach to work practices and have a number of flexible arrangements in place for parents, and sometimes for others who have requested flexibility for various reasons. Our flexible arrangements are available at all levels of the firm. We also have a number of staff members, at all levels of the firm, who work remotely.

We have a very high retention rate for our staff returning from parental leave, most returning on flexible working arrangements.

Paid parental leave

We have in place a paid parental leave scheme for our staff members.

Employee Assistance Program

Shelston IP provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with access to a free confidential external counselling service for staff members and their families. Staff can access further resources through our EAP provider’s website at any time. Our EAP provider also presents health and well being seminars on various topics addressing issues such as anxiety, stress and other challenges which may confront our staff members.